Smith agrees to 7-year deal worth $1.8M annually
Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi found out six weeks ago that Tubby Smith was willing to leave Kentucky and come to Minnesota, Maturi told ESPN.com late Thursday night, the eve of the Golden Gophers' news conference to introduce their new men's basketball coach.
Maturi said Smith agreed to a seven-year deal worth $1.8 million annually, and the coach met with Gophers players Thursday night as well as academic counselors. Maturi said Smith wanted to know about the team's GPA, graduation ...
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Tubby Smith Leaves Kentucky
• Smith leaving UK for Minnesota
• Smith unaware of Agent's dealings
• Smith gets warm welcome at Minnesota
• Smith talks about leaving UK
• Katz: How Minnesota got Smith
• Forde: Smith kept Kentucky in the dark
• Forde: Everybody wins
• Wojciechowski: Sweet 16 or coaching auditions?
• Smith on "Mike & Mike"
• Andy Katz on the process that led Smith to Minnesota and his potential replacements.
• Doug Gottlieb thinks Minnesota is a better fit for Smith.
• Jay Bilas is happy Smith is moving on, and on his own terms.